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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
allegiance to grover norquist. give me a break. the allegiance should go to the united states of america were host: is your solution? caller: i would get rid of all of them, that's what i would do, thank you. host: will leave the bear. -- we will leave it there. caller: i have two questions. everybody keeps referring to social security as an entitlement. i paid into that, it is not an entitlement, it is mine. i have not heard any comments about all the people who pay absolutely no taxes at all. i will hang up. thank you. guest: social security qualifies as an entitlement in the sense that is not an annual appropriation. this is a technical term in washington that you get back much more than you put in and you qualify for it because of certain checklists we created wendell: was put together. in that sense, it is an entitlement, not different in medicare. host: here's a quick comment from one of our viewers -- guest: they are unwilling to pull the trigger and make the investments. you can say the problem is conference but we cannot read every business executives mind. we do know that since june
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
. grover norquist has been outspoken. is the right anger with the gop leadership fair? guest: we see that in both parties. sometimes we cannot understand all the pieces to see what is at stake. what boehner is showing is wisdom. he is thing about the party and the country of the future. do you think the speaker of the house would do something to destroy his base? these are tough decisions for him. this is how leadership is defined. sometimes he has to go into a different season. sometimes you have to find a new season of leadership and government and of sacrifice. that is what the american people wanted. those people attacking you will become your foot stiool. host: do you feel the tea party is an asset to the republican party? guest: you are only an asset if you're willing to grow and evolve and adapt. this is a new era for america that we have not seen for a long time. unless you are willing to adapt and the president is showing he is willing to compromise when it comes to entitlements and i think we'll see more from president obama and that he will show more leadership. you will s
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
grover norquist tax pledge to not raise taxes? caller: in service of the tax rates? yes, i do. i am also left scratching my head because i believe when the bush tax cuts were put into effect that many democrats oppose those as being bad for the economy. yet, and now, they are running around saying we cannot let the rates go back to the talks rates that we set up under president clinton -- the tax rates go back. what let's stick out with came out yesterday from the republicans. they want to bring in new revenue from tax reform, $800 billion being their calculations. do you agree with some who say that is increasing taxes? caller: yes and no. it depends. i would agree with that form of tax revenue increase if it went with spendingd reductions. host: that is where you see compromise? caller: we have been through this before. i have friends that frequently site back in reagan's presidency that president reagan increased taxes, but he did that as a consequence of an agreement with the democratic leadership with the democratic leadership
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